News from the Caribbean:
February 4, 2016
LONDON, England -- The UK Electoral Commission has launched a day of dedicated activity to encourage British citizens living overseas to register to vote ahead of the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union. To reach as many UK citizens living overseas, the elections...
February 4, 2016
How many of us can you truly relate to victims of abuse? How many of us can really understand their pain, their, hurt, their suffering? Do we honestly understand what goes on in the minds of those that have had their innocence taken away from them? Or has rape/domestic abuse/gender based...
February 3, 2016
SACRAMENTO, USA -- A 48-year-old career criminal Ralph lnnachia Sanders, formerly of El Dorado Hills, California, is reportedly claiming to be a wealthy retired professional basketball player, currently on contract as a basketball coach for teams in the Dominican Republic, Aruba and Venezuela.
February 3, 2016
TORONTO, Canada -- Toronto Dominion Bank, one of Canada's largest financial institutions, has been accused by the victims of two of the Caribbean's most notorious financial crime scandals of allowing major fraudsters to use the bank to commit massive fraud and money laundering offences.
January 30, 2016
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- From February 2-5, 2016, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)/Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), and the World Bank (WB)/Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF)...
January 30, 2016
Globally the present economic crisis is affecting many countries. This crisis is causing many companies to cutback spending and staff; many governments have sent a mandate to their ministries to hold off on spending, and many professionals are tightening their belts. Obviously, most people...
January 28, 2016
CARTAGENA, Colombia -- Three regional fisheries bodies (RFBs): the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM); the Organization of the Central American Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector (OSPESCA); and the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations...
January 27, 2016
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- High Commissions in Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries are under scrutiny for alleged infractions in human resources practices related to staff who are recruited from the local pool across the region. Lured by competitive salaries and the appearance...
January 27, 2016
PARAMARIBO, Suriname (CDEMA) -- The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), in partnership with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), is seeking to strengthen and sustain national resilience through prioritized targeting...
January 26, 2016
Before we begin, the word toxic means something that drains life and energy. How can you tell that you are in a toxic relationship? Statistics have shown that one of the biggest signs of being in a toxic relationship is arguing and fighting with each other more than enjoying each other.
January 23, 2016
ST CROIX, USVI -- The Caribbean Writer, an international, refereed, literary journal with a Caribbean focus, is announcing a submission call for its 31st edition. Issues unique to the Caribbean should be central to the work, or the work should reflect a Caribbean heritage, experience, or perspective.
January 23, 2016
As I wrestled with myself as to what topic to write about this week, various subject matters came to mind; however, every time I placed pen to paper the thought of a 13-month old allegedly being sexually violated this week by two men one in his forties and the other in his twenties kept coming to mind.
January 22, 2016
ST CROIX, USVI -- The Caribbean Writer has announced its 2015 annual prize winners for Volume 29, which highlights contradictions and ambiguities in the Caribbean space. Topping the list of prizes is The Marvin E. Williams Literary Prize ($500) for a new or emerging writer.
January 21, 2016
DETROIT, USA -- Ralph Gilles, the highest ranking Caribbean auto executive kicked off the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) with an exclusive interview with Caribbean News Now contributor Claudette de la Haye. The journeys of Ralph Gilles and myself were encapsulated...
January 16, 2016
Navigating "Island" Parenting is a submission of insights, quotes, tips and parenting advice that I have gathered over the years as a source of inspiration and as tools to deal with the daily challenges of parenting. This week’s issue: Successful parenting – lessons learned from my aunt.
January 15, 2016
Benjamin Franklin once said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Today, this phrase still stands true. If we can prevent abuse in any form before it occurs, this will lessen the cost of fixing the problem after the act has been committed. It will lessen the emotional, physical...
January 14, 2016
There are so many organisations geared towards eliminating domestic violence towards women. Just late last year the Office of the Prime Minister (Trinidad and Tobago) launched its first information caravan on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
January 11, 2016
WASHINGTON, USA -- General John Kelly, commander of US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), has repeated an earlier warning that Islamic extremists leaving the Caribbean to join the international terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the Middle East...
January 8, 2016
Morgan Heritage in his song asked the foreigner if he saw anything to smile about after he complained about the many screw faces (sad faces) he was seeing on the island of Jamaica, this foreigner was then carried into the world which the international community does not see, his eyes...
January 7, 2016
DETROIT, Michigan -- The launch of the Ultimate Caribbean Driving Experience in the Motor City capital of the world brings a fresh focus to Detroit’s 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). January 11, 2016, kicks off with 1,800 foreign members of the press, then the world’s largest...
January 4, 2016
NEW YORK, USA -- The new year ushered in the official launch of the bold and transformative 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by world leaders last September at the United Nations. The new agenda calls on countries to begin efforts to achieve 17 sustainable development...
January 1, 2016
On August 31, 1962 Trinidad and Tobago gained independence from her British colonial taskmasters. The English were open with their acts of terror, and so they brought slaves from Africa to build the country through blood, torture, deprivation, and open brutality. The slaves toiled and kept their faith...
December 30, 2015
BELIZE CITY, Belize -- The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and the International Ocean Institute (IOI) this month signed a new five-year memorandum of understanding (MoU) to extend their longstanding cooperation towards building the capacity of Caribbean fisheries.
December 29, 2015
Navigating "Island" Parenting is a submission of insights, quotes, tips and parenting advice that I have gathered over the years as a source of inspiration and as tools to deal with the daily challenges of parenting. This week’s issue: Sorrel Days -- A Christmas Steeped in our Heritage and Tradition.
December 24, 2015
Recognizing the proliferation of gruesome acts of violence against women and understanding that without the participation of women at all levels in society there would be no peace, The United Nations most powerful body, the Security Council, on 13th October 2015 sent a strong message.
December 23, 2015
BASSETERRE, St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Caribbean countries are being warned about the possibility of having to look to alternative sources of oil, after the recently elected opposition coalition in Venezuela announced it will review agreements under the PetroCaribe energy agreement.
December 18, 2015
For generations people have been demonstrating the skilful ability to be empathic. Right now, someone is putting empathy into action because they understand that we are all connected. Yet in the home of those enduring domestic violence, empathy is very low. Perpetrators of domestic violence...